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32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Flute

BBC iWonder - Can technology help defuse the dementia time bomb?

Can technology help defuse the dementia time bomb?<p>Presented byKevin FongDoctor & Presenter<p>1. Losing your identity<p>Presented byKevin FongDoctor & Presenter<p>Dementia is not a natural part of ageing. It is an umbrella term for the symptoms of around 100 different brain diseases, that cause problems with …

Dementia

Regular naps are 'key to learning'

<b>The key to learning and memory in early life is a lengthy nap, say scientists.</b><p>Trials with 216 babies up to 12 months old indicated they were unable to remember new tasks if they did not have a lengthy sleep soon afterwards.<p>The University of Sheffield team suggested the best time to learn may be …

University of Sheffield

How hospitals have reached gridlock

<b>Hospitals are all about flow. As new patients arrive, others must move on through the system and, eventually, leave.</b><p>But what has happened in the past month is that the system has stalled. Or - as one doctor put it to me - there has been "gridlock". At least in some places.<p>Let's take it …

Radiation Therapy

Ebola: New vaccine trial begins

<b>Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine.</b><p>In September last year a separate trial of another Ebola vaccine got under way in the city.<p>This latest trial involves 72 volunteers aged 18-50.<p>Initial tests in monkeys showed the vaccine, developed by …

Disease

A&E departments: More bad news

<b>The latest news gives us an updated snapshot of the state of the NHS in different parts of the UK at a time when the service is under intense pressure and the subject of heated political debate.</b><p>The problem, as always, is that the figures are not in synch - Wales and Northern Ireland data for …

Radiation Therapy

Caps on fat, salt and sugar promised by Labour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1137000/1137949_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524674437_6479de3f16b13760b9025b3a5522ed7b<p><b>Maximum limits would be set on levels of fat, salt and sugar in food marketed to children, under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary</b> …

United Kingdom

Hinchingbrooke Hospital: Campaigners call for NHS control

<b>Campaigners have urged the NHS to take back control of its first privately-run hospital after a health company's decision to withdraw from the contract.</b><p>The Circle Partnership last week said its 10-year contract to run Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Cambridgeshire was "no longer viable".<p>The hospital is …

United Kingdom

Ebola crisis: New cases declining in West Africa

<b>New Ebola cases in the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly outbreak of the virus are declining, weekly UN figures show.</b><p>Sierra Leone and Guinea both recorded the lowest weekly total of confirmed Ebola cases since August.<p>Liberia, which reported no new cases on two days last …

Disease

Victims of contaminated NHS blood launch legal case

<b>Three men who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated imported blood have begun a legal case in the UK to challenge the support scheme.</b><p>They say it is unfair under disability discrimination because other patients in the same scandal have more favourable terms.<p>A new parliamentary report says around …

U.S. Secretary of Health

Hibernating hints at dementia therapy

<b>Neurodegenerative diseases have been halted by harnessing the regenerative power of hibernation, scientists say.</b><p>Bears, hedgehogs and mice destroy brain connections as they enter hibernation, and repair them as they wake up.<p>A UK team discovered "cold-shock chemicals" that trigger the process. They …

Dementia

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

<b>A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people as obesity in Europe, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests.</b><p>University of Cambridge researchers said about 676,000 deaths each year were down to inactivity, compared with 337,000 from carrying too much weight.<p>They concluded …

Diabetes

NHS chief: 'Further cancer cuts likely'

<b>The head of a special NHS fund for cancer medicines in England has said there will need to be further cuts to the treatments it funds.</b><p>This week it was announced 25 different cancer treatments would no longer be paid for by the Cancer Drugs Fund.<p>But Prof Peter Clark, an oncologist who runs the fund, …

Cancer

Memory recall 'better when eyes shut'

<b>Closing your eyes when trying to recall events increases the chances of accuracy, researchers at the University of Surrey suggest.</b><p>Scientists tested people's ability to remember details of films showing fake crime scenes.<p>They hope the studies will help witnesses recall details more accurately when …

The Brain

Stress is 'barrier to feeling empathy for strangers'

<b>Stress is the reason why we find it hard to empathise with someone we do not know, researchers suggest.</b><p>In separate tests in mice and people, empathy towards strangers increased when stress hormones were blocked by a drug.<p>Playing a fun video game with a stranger was found to have a similar effect to …

Empathy

Wales and Northern Ireland A&E waits 'worsen'

<b>A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland have got worse in the past month - dropping well below performance in England.</b><p>Hospitals are meant to see 95% of patients in four hours.<p>But during December just 76.7% in Northern Ireland were, while in Wales it was 81%, a drop since November for both …

Northern Ireland

Possible Ebola cases flown to UK

<b>Two volunteers have been transferred to the UK after potential contact with the Ebola virus in separate incidents.</b><p>Public Health England said the patients' risk of having the virus was low and the measure was a precaution.<p>Authorities said the individuals - one of whom is Australian - had not been …

Disease

A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

<b>A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.</b><p>The draft guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence recommends one nurse for every four cubicles.<p>But it said for major trauma or cardiac arrest patients, there …

Physiology

Poor sleep 'early warning sign' for drink and drug issues

<b>Poor sleep in teenage years could be an early warning sign for alcohol problems, illicit drug use and "regretful" sexual behaviour, research suggests.</b><p>US scientists found adolescents with bad sleep habits were more likely to engage in risky behaviour in the years to come than those who slept soundly.<p>…

Teens

Popular medical students 'should get flu jab first'

<b>Prioritising medical students with lots of friends for flu jabs could help increase the number of healthcare workers protected against the virus, say Lancaster University researchers.</b><p>In a study in The Lancet, they calculated that vaccination rates would rise if people with large social networks …

Public Health